Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New Bloomfield, PA
Well today I proved to myself just how dumb I can be sometimes.
So I go about preparing to install my shims. For some reason it made sense to me that the shim would simply be sandwiched between the top of the spring pack and the axle perch. I realized the hole in my Warrior shims was much smaller than the diameter of the HEAD of the pin. I read that the shims often have to be drill out to use them so I proceed to drill the center hole out to 1/2".
As I begin sandwiching everything back together I realize I lost most of the depth the pin head penetrates into the perch. I felt this was unsafe so the wheels began to turn.
I then realized I was supposed to remove the pin from the spring pack, place the shim on top then place the pin through it all where it would rest in the recessed flat portion of the spring. Ahhhh! How could I be so careless.
So now I need new shims and pins that are about 1/4", atleast, longer. I'm going to call Tom Wood's this time so I don't have to wait on back-order from the previous supplier.
Sorry to rant but hopefully thus stops someone from ruining a set of shims like I did.
'98 Sport, 5 Speed. Green Emerald Metallic. Bestop soft top.
BDS 2" lift, AR steel wheels, 31"x10.5" Goodyears. Stock axles, stock 3.07 gears.
Immigrant from the CJ world...be patient...I can be taught